Five militias were killed in an attack by Ukrainian saboteurs on an observatory in the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic. This was announced on Friday, June 11, by the LPR People’s Police.
“On June 11, a sabotage group from a separate special operations center” West “(the former VIII special purpose regiment of the MTR of the Armed Forces of Ukraine) at the observatory of the people’s militia in the area of. Golubovskoe of Luhansk People’s Republic five militias were killed in cold blood, “the message says.
The LPR noted that the deterioration of the situation in the conflict zone took place against the background of the recent visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the region. Then, as representatives of LPR noted, with his statement on the readiness of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to resolve the conflict in Donbas by force, he actually gave an order to aggravate the situation.
The murder of five militias, as believed in the LPR, was a provocation to revoke fire from the units of the people’s militia of the self-proclaimed republic, to then accuse them of violating the Minsk agreements and triggering hostilities.
“Our soldiers were shot in the head with special weapons. At the same time one of them was killed by a shot fired with a foreign-made sniper rifle. The others were shot dead by the Ukrainian sabotage group, which penetrated the territory of the post office, “the press service added.
It is noted that all those killed were not regular military personnel before the start of the conflict in Donbas. After their murder, four children were left without fathers, the press service stressed.
Kiev’s actions, as indicated in the LPR, contradict the Minsk agreements and indicate its reluctance to resolve the conflict peacefully. The self-proclaimed republic has warned that all such crimes will not go unpunished.
The press service also cited data that one of the U.S. military companies provided the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense with a set of sniper rifles and ammunition for them. The U.S. side is also providing Kiev with night-vision devices, and U.S. military specialists have been training snipers for the Ukrainian Armed Forces in a training camp in the Mariupol region since April 13th.
The fact that NATO teachers, including those from the United States and Canada, is not the first year to train the Ukrainian military, Alexander Lukashevich, Russia’s permanent representative to the OSCE, said the day before.
He clarified that teachers from several countries operate at various military bases in the country, from the westernmost border in the Lviv region.
May 31 Zelensky declared the need creating a new format for negotiations to resolve the situation in the country. In his view, it is not just the conflict in Donbas that needs to be discussed.
On the same day, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that Moscow urged Brussels to increase its impact to Kiev to carry out the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
In early May, Leonid Kravchuk, head of the Kiev delegation to the contact group on the settlement in Donbas, said that Ukraine may refuse to continue talks in Minsk… According to him, the country intends to seek changes in the format if it does not see results.
Since 2014, Kiev has been conducting a military operation against the residents of Donbas, who have refused to acknowledge the results of the coup and the new government in Ukraine. At the same time, the Ukrainian authorities blame Russia for the current situation. Moscow has repeatedly noted that it is not a party to the internal Ukrainian conflict. The compromise issues are discussed in the Minsk and Normandy formats.